SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of July 16

Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects
A new exhibition features 3D-printed inflatable works from MIT's Self-Assembly Lab (co-directed by SA+P alumni Skylar Tibbits SM '10 and Jared Laucks SM '14) and Swiss designer Christophe Guberan. Using Rapid Liquid Printing, a new process they developed, the Self-Assembly Lab has created a way to craft large, customized, dynamic products with complex shapes, internal chambers, and intricate surfaces. On view through August 26, 2018. Learn more.

“The Longhouse"
A sustainable mass timber building prototype developed over the past year by a cross-disciplinary team led by Architecture research scientist and Media Lab alum John Klein SM ’15 explores the future of sustainable buildings at the intersection of architecture and technology. Watch video.

Film festival showcases housing issues
Affordable-housing activist and DUSP alumna Fay Darmawi MCP ’90 tackles the challenges of a affordable housing through a film festival. The SF Urban Film Fest pairs screenings of films about housing issues with panel discussions to help unpack various issues for viewers. Slice of MIT.

ACT alum Ryan Kuo SMACT ’14 NYC solo show
The Pointer, a solo exhibition at bitforms gallery in New York City, focuses on the construct of whiteness and its involvement in technological aesthetics and productivity. The Pointer will be on view until July 22. Learn more.

MIT at Comic-Con 2018: How comics inspire students' work (and vice versa)
While MIT has inspired Marvel, the reverse is even more the case. Many of the real-world students, faculty, and alumni of the school are inventing amazing technologies based on what they've seen from comic book characters on screen and in print. On July 19, panelists Dr. Katy Croff Bell ’00, director of the Media Lab Open Ocean initiative, Dr. Danielle Wood '04, SM '08, PhD '12, director, Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab, Media Lab alumna Alexis Hope SM ’15 (MAS), Media Lab undergraduate researcher Selam Gano, and moderator retired NASA astronaut Cady Coleman ’83 will profile the cutting-edge technologies and storytelling coming out of this Cambridge MA think-tank. Learn more.

Inside X, the moonshot factory racing to build the next Google
As a PhD student Rich DeVaul SM '99, PhD '04 started conversations at the Media Lab about how to spread internet throughout central India. Later, when DeVaul joined Google X, the idea blossomed into Project Loon, and now into the spinoff Loon. Wired.

SA+P alum-founded startup is among three MIT-incubated ventures chosen for new elite accelerator
Graviky Labs from Media Lab alum Anirudh Sharma SM '14 captures particulate matter from the chimneys of diesel generators, treats the matter to remove heavy metals and toxins, then converts the matter into high grade ink. The teams will head to Austin, Texas, where they will spend the next two months as part of the inaugural Techstars Impact class. MIT News.